[ESPN] A wrap-up of those who wrap up (tackling talk)
I cut up the post to reflect only Fins players, see link below for whole article
A wrap-up of those who wrap up
March, 11, 2010
By Tim Graham
This week, I've been sharing tackle data compiled by ProFootballFocus.com analyst Sam Monson. He constructed a stat called "tackle inefficiency rating," which takes a player's number of missed tackles and solo tackles to come up with an evaluation.
We've already taken a look at how the cornerbacks and safeties fared. Now we'll wrap up the series by breaking down linebacker and defensive lineman grades.
Another outside linebacker who ran afoul of his head coach, Joey Porter, graded out quite well. In fact, his 3.70 TIR led all AFC East linebackers and was 10th among those with at least 20 solos. Monson credited him with 26 solo tackles and one miss for the Miami Dolphins.
The Dolphins inside linebackers also graded near the bottom, underscoring the importance of the Dansby signing. Channing Crowder was fourth from the bottom with an 18.87 TIR (43 solos, 10 misses), while the recently released Akin Ayodele was 12th with a 16.39 TIR (51 solos, 10 misses).
Dolphins end Kendall Langford, Bills end Chris Kelsay were the only AFC East D-linemen with one miss.
He also mentions that Dansby ranked 24th overall in the stats.... 24th out of 436 is pretty good I guess right?